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"Americans Have Too Many Guns"
Dec 16th, 2012 at 4:40pm
 
There’s a lot of homina-homina going around in the media and on the web about the current bouts of violence.  One comment being repeatedly made by many of the wags and pundits is that you don’t hear about mass murders happening elsewhere and the ‘reason’ we have so many is because there are so many guns (or assault weapons, or hi-cap magazines, or …) in the US as opposed to elsewhere.  Well, that’s probably because it doesn’t get reported – at least not here and not by our lame-stream media. 

While I don’t want to belittle seriousness and tragic consequences of the latest psychopathic demonstrations, a look at the statistics may be in order.  Following is an interesting article with charts and sources for the statistics that are quoted.  (Bear in mind the old saying about “lies, damned lies, and statistics,” but in this case I think some of these can put lie to many others we’re likely to be hearing lately.)

http://augmentedtrader.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/guns-and-homicide-worldwide-stat...


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